Summary: There really isn't any other way to put it; Tucson is a rotten place to pitch. But the scary part is that there are actually better places to hit in the PCL including Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City to name a few. In other words, pitching statistics where the ball doesn't sink or come down should be taken with a big grain of salt.
November 1, 2011
Synopsis: The Portland squad, as it is most years, is really more of a taxi squad for the San Diego Padres than a prospect laden minor league team, but there is some talent. Lance Zawadzki could become the Padres second baseman in 2011 and pitcher Wade LeBlanc and outfielder Aaron Cunningham, both of whom barely missed qualifying for prospect status, should see time in San Diego during the season.
April 5, 2010
The San Diego Padres reinstated right-hander Mike Adams from the 60-day disabled list, outrighted infielder Chris Burke to Triple-A Portland, recalled right-hander Edwin Moreno from Portland, optioned left-hander Joe Thatcher to Portland, recalled left-hander Wade LeBlanc from Portland and placed right-hander Luis Perdomo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left knee.
June 8, 2009
Effectively, the St. Louis Cardinals end up with $50,000 for Anthony Reyes as his trade partner Luis Perdomo heads to San Francisco in the Rule 5 Draft. The Cardinals also lost Cody Haerther as expected and picked up a minor league reliever, Russ Haltiwanger.
December 11, 2008